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Planning a vacation trip to Hong Kong may be the best choice you would make for you and your family’s enjoyment. There you will be able see all the beautiful sites that Hong Kong has to offer. Enjoy the luxury that is Victoria Peak, learn about marine life in Hong Kong’s Sea World or have fun and be a kid again in Hong Kong Disneyland.
However, you won’t be having any fun if you find yourself hopelessly lost in the region. In order to avoid such occurrence, it is best to know what modes of transport you can take in and around Hong Kong.
From the Airport
If it is your first time in Hong Kong, it is advised that you take the Airport Express Train Service after arriving in the region. It is one of the easiest, most comfortable and quickest ways of getting to mainland Hong Kong. The train stops at three designated stations and they are as follows: Kowloon, Tsing Yi, and Central.
You can pick a station that is closet to your destination by either studying the maps provided for public viewing or by asking advice from Airport Express Designated individuals. The best thing about the Airport express is that you get to learn about Hong Kong through the videos that passengers can watch while riding the train.
Buses in Hong Kong
Buses are one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get around the region. You can also take them from the airport and into central Hong Kong. Buses will be able to take you anywhere you want to go, although you will be subjected to several ride changes if you are looking to go to distant locales.
The MTR is the fastest way to get around Hong Kong. It is clean and is also very cheap and fast. It takes passengers to most of the areas in the region. A quick look at locator maps will help passengers figure out where they need to stop. Passengers of the MTR need to use the Octopus card in order to get on the train.
Hong Kong is home to a myriad of Taxi cabs that take its passengers anywhere they want to go. They are also a very cheap mode of transport. The problem with taking Taxis in Hong Kong is the fact that only a few drivers speak and understand English fluently. That is why it would be helpful if you ask someone knowledgeable about the language to write down your destination for you.
Trams are a great way to move about in Hong Kong. It is a ride that tourist should take before they can say that they had a true Hong Kong experience. To take a tram in Hongkong is an affordable and leisurely way to travel in the region.
You can also catch a ferry ride from central Hong Kong to Kowloon, TST, and Discovery Bay, Lantau, Cheng Chau and other locations accessible by ferry ride.
With the many transportation options available to tourists in Hong Kong, one of the best ways to get around the region is on foot. Take the time to stroll and enjoy the beauty that is Hong Kong.
Hong Kong one of the most beautiful places in all of Asia. And it is no wonder that Hongkong attracts millions of tourists each year. People from all over the world as well as Hong Kong locals themselves (often called “Hongkies”) are attracted by the impressive structures, the peaceful and meditative destinations all around the region, great shopping opportunities as well as loads of fun to be had in various theme parks.
The Po Lin Monastery
The Po Lin Monastery, otherwise known as the Precious Lotus Monastery is perhaps the most popular Buddhist monastery in the world. People come to Po Lin to look at the beautiful and serene gardens as well as to send their prayers up to the heavens.
It is a great place to relax in and it offers its visitors a chance to meditate and take some quiet time alone away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. The Monastery is also home to one of Hong Kong’s most popular sculptures and that is the copper statue of the Big Buddha. The statue stands at a staggering 34 meters.
The Hopewell center is an impressive architectural creation. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Hong Kong and is the very first ‘circular skyscraper’ in the locale. This 214 meter tall building is made up of 64 floors. The structure stands on a slopping hill and is the reason why its rear entrance is accessible only from the 17th floor; a fact that makes it even more popular to Hong Kong’s crop of tourists.
It has always been said that no visit to Hong Kong is complete without a trip to Victoria Peak. Tourists come during the day in order to see to the Hong Kong harbor glimmer under the sunlight. They then continue to remain until the sun has set so that they can witness one of the most famous cities in the world come to life after dark. Victoria Peak is home to tourist attractions such as the old summer residence of Governor MacDowell, Peak Sky Terrace, Bubba Gump restaurant, EA Electronics and the world-famous Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum-Hongkong. Shopaholics can while away their time in the Peak Tower or in the Peak Galleria. It is accessible via the Peak Tram or by the bus services that go to and from the locale.
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